Beyond technical knowledge, research has shown that behavioral competencies are the single most critical aspect of the citizens of the information economy.
Experienced trainers deliver our personal development programs with maturity and understanding to help uncover the blind spots. Here’s an interesting extract from Peter F. Drucker’s article on Managing Oneself, that highlights the importance of such programs:
“We live in an age of unprecedented opportunity: if you’ve got ambition, drive, and smarts, you can rise to the top of your chosen profession, regardless of where you started out. But with opportunity comes responsibility. Companies today aren’t managing their knowledge workers’ careers. Rather,we must each be our own chief executive officer.
Simply put, it’s up to you to carve out your place in the work world and know when to change course. And it’s up to you to keep yourself engaged and productive during a work life that may span some 50 years.
To do all of these things well, you’ll need to cultivate a deep understanding of yourself. What are your most valuable strengths and most dangerous weaknesses? Equally important, how do you learn and work with others? What are your most deeply held values? And in what type of work environment can you make the greatest contribution?
The implication is clear: Only when you operate from a combination of your strengths and self-knowledge can you achieve true-and lasting-excellence.”